South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Staff

Whom We Serve

Arts Commission Coordinators and Program Directors serve as liaisons and resources for artists, schools, citizens and businesses, government and organizations.

  • Each county is assigned to an arts coordinator who is available to assist:
    • individual artists,
    • community arts organizations,
    • educational institutions,
    • and local communities and non-arts businesses or groups therein. 
  • Program directors are responsible for management of education and community arts programs created and served by the commission.

Para información en español, manda un email a kmay@arts.sc.gov.

S.C. Arts Commission County Coordinators are responsible for providing assistance to the artists and organizations (including businesses and educational institutions) within their assigned region of counties in South Carolina.

County
Coordinator Name & Email
Phone
Abbeville See note below 803.734.8696
Aiken Cathy Lee 803.734.8674
Allendale Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Anderson Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Bamberg Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Barnwell Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Beaufort Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Berkeley Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Calhoun See note below 803.734.8696
Charleston Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Cherokee See note below 803.734.8696
Chester Laurel Posey 803.734.8756
Chesterfield Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Clarendon Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Colleton Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Darlington Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Dillon Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Dorchester Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Edgefield Cathy Lee 803.734.8674
Fairfield Laurel Posey 803.734.8756
Florence Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Georgetown Cathy Lee* 803.734.8674
Greenville Harriett Green* 803.734.8762
Greenwood See note below 803.734.8696
Hampton Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Horry Cathy Lee* 803.734.8674
Jasper Susan DuPlessis 803.734.8693
Kershaw Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Lancaster Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Laurens Laurel Posey 803.734.8756
Lee Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Lexington Cathy Lee* 803.734.8674
Marion Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
Marlboro Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
McCormick See note below 803.734.8696
Newberry See note below 803.734.8696
Oconee Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Orangeburg Susan DuPlessis* 803.734.8693
Pickens Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Richland Jason Rapp* 803.734.8899
Saluda Cathy Lee 803.734.8674
Spartanburg Harriett Green* 803.734.8762
Sumter Harriett Green 803.734.8762
Union Laurel Posey 803.734.8756
Williamsburg Ashley Kerns Brown 803.734.8630
York Harriett Green 803.734.8762

 

*interim

Note: Constituents in Abbeville, Calhoun, Cherokee, Greenwood, McCormick, and Newberry counties are asked to call the S.C. Arts Commission receptionist on duty for assistance in reaching the coordinator on call: 803.734.8696 (dial “0” when prompted).

As new coordinators join our team in coming weeks, county assignments are expected to realign to provide constituents across the state the most efficient and effective service.

Ken May
803.734.8689
kmay@arts.sc.gov

  • Executive Director

Milly Hough
803.734.8698
mhough@arts.sc.gov

  • Deputy Director

Juanda Arnett
803.734.8696
jarnett@arts.sc.gov

  • Afternoon Receptionist

Nick Boismenu
803.734.0014
nboismenu@arts.sc.gov

  • Visual Arts Program Assistant

Ashley Kerns Brown
803.734.8630
cabrown@arts.sc.gov

  • Arts Education Director
  • County Coordinator for Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties

Julia M. Brown-DuBose
803.734.0445
jbrown@arts.sc.gov

Susan DuPlessis
803.734.8693
sduplessis@arts.sc.gov

  • Community Arts Development Director
  • County Coordinator for Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, and Jasper counties
  • Interim County Coordinator for Orangeburg County
  • Local Arts Agency Liaison

D’Juana Ferguson
803.734.8695
dferguson@arts.sc.gov

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Morning Receptionist

Kevin Flarisee
803.734.8687
kflarisee@arts.sc.gov

  • Coordinator for Executive, Program & Department Support
  • Procurement Officer

Harriett Green
803.734.8762
hgreen@arts.sc.gov

  • Program Director for Visual Arts
  • County Coordinator for Anderson, Lancaster, Lee, Kershaw, Oconee, Pickens, Sumter, and York counties
  • Interim County Coordinator for Greenville and Spartanburg counties

Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D.
803.734.8764
lgreen@arts.sc.gov

  • Program Director for Folklife & Traditional Arts

Cathy Lee
803.734.8674
clee@arts.sc.gov

  • Information Technology Director
  • Grants Coordinator
  • County Coordinator for Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda counties
  • Interim County Coordinator for Lexington, Horry, and Georgetown counties

Ann H.N. McBride
803.734.8766
amcbride@arts.sc.gov

  • Coordinator for Program & Project Support

Victoria P. McCurry
803.734.8315
vmccurry@arts.sc.gov

  • Human Resources & Facilities Director

Bonita Peeples
803.734.8766
bpeeples@arts.sc.gov

  • Arts Education Assistant

Laurel Posey
803.734.8756
lposey@arts.sc.gov

  • Manager of Grants and Communications
  • County Coordinator for Chester, Fairfield, Laurens, and Union counties

Jason L. Rapp
803.734.8899
jrapp@arts.sc.gov

  • Communications Director
  • Program Director for South Carolina Cultural Districts
  • Interim County Coordinator for Richland County

Greyson Smith
803.734.8759
gsmith@arts.sc.gov

  • Accountant

Amber Westbrook
803.734.8696
awestbrook@arts.sc.gov

  • Program Assistant for the Art of Community: Rural SC Initiative

Zuri Wilson-Seymore
803.734.8692
zwilsonseymore@arts.sc.gov

  • Program Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud

The ABC Project

The Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project is a collaborative effort funded by the Arts Commission, the S.C. Department of Education, and Winthrop University.

Dr. Kim Wilson

  • Executive Director

wilsonki@winthrop.edu
803.323.2451
803.323.2554 (fax)
Winthrop University
105 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

S.C. Folklife & Traditional Arts

Dr. Laura Marcus Green

  •  Program Director

lgreen@arts.sc.gov

S.C. Arts Commission
803.734.8764

McKissick Museum
803.777.7707
University of South Carolina
816 Bull St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Arts Access South Carolina

Arts Access South Carolina works to promote quality and accessible art experiences for people with all types of disabilities throughout the state of South Carolina.

Julia M. Brown-DuBose

  • Executive Director

jbrown@arts.sc.gov
803.734.0445
S.C. Arts Commission

Are you interested in joining the SCAC team? Find out more about current openings on the jobs page.